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  • Chris Sobey


Burnley’s amazing Premier League season continued last night as they moved in to the Champions League qualification places in fourth one point ahead of Liverpool who play tonight. They left it really late netting the winner with one minute of normal time remaining against Stoke at Turf Moor last night and this was their ninth win of the season. Stoke on the other hand moved ever closer to the relegation zone and it won’t be a surprise to see Mark Hughes leave the club before the end of the season if things don’t improve soon. Crystal Palace’s good run under new manager Roy Hodgson continued last night and they picked up a much-deserved win at Selhurst Park 2-1 against Watford after drawing a host of recent matches. The win moved them out of the relegation zone for one day at least with West Brom, West Ham and Swansea all paying tonight and it extended their unbeaten run to six matches. Watford’s poor run continued and this was their fourth Premier League match without a win.

Chelsea’s inconsistent season continued and after losing to West Ham at the weekend they then went out and beat an in-form Huddersfield side 3-1 at the Kirklees Stadium where they. had only lost twice all season. There are seven more Premier League games tonight and five of the big six are in action with leaders City travelling to Wales and the Liberty Stadium to faces bottom side Swansea. I have a sneaky feeling this is the banana skin that could see their record equalling Premier League winning run come to an end and could ex striker Bony come back to haunt them? Manchester United should be to strong for a struggling Bournemouth at Old Trafford this evening and surely stirker Lukaku has to end his goal drought tonight when he should get plenty of clear cut chances. Liverpool will look to put the disappointment of the Merseyside derby behind them against West Brom at Anfield tonight and it will be interesting to see if manager Klopp starts Salah, Firminho and Coutinho after dropping the latter two at the weekend.

Spurs welcome Brighton to Wembley and this should be a tight game and a low scoring win for Spurs is the most likely outcome. The match of the night is the London derby between West Ham and Arsenal at the London stadium and Arsenal have dominated this corresponding fixture over the last six seasons winning five and all six games ended with more than 2.5 goals and four ended with more than 3.5 goals. Finally, the games between Southampton and Leicester at St Mary’s and Newcastle and Everton at St James Park look likely to end in draws.

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